Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) The Monarch became designated as the state insect after a bill proposed by fourth grade students at Cole Elementary in Boise was passed unanimously by State Senators
Looking at the World through a Microscope (Part I)
Butterflies and moths form the insect order Lepidoptera. The word ‘Lepidoptera’ comes from the Greek ‘lepis’ meaning scale and ‘petron’ meaning wing. When you look at the wing of a butterfly or moth under a microscope, you’ll see thousands of tiny scales.
Monarch Butterflys - head to Michoacan Mexico to see these stunning butterflys in their winter home. Around November is the best time to see them before they migrate back over 2000 miles to North America.